ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Turku
RESEARCH FIELDAstronomy › OtherEnvironmental science › Earth science
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE17/12/2017 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONFinland › Turku
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
Applications are invited for a PhD student position at Tuorla observatory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Turku. The position is filled for two years starting from Sept 1, 2018 or other date to be agreed upon.
The PhD student is expected to do studies and research in the field of theoretical high-energy astrophysics, in particular, on the physics of accreting black holes, leading to a PhD thesis in astronomy. The research will be done under supervision of Prof. Juri Poutanen and Dr. Alexandra Veledina. In addition, the student is expected to act as a teaching assistant on physics and astronomy courses and to perform other tasks defined by the head of the observatory.
According to the rules of the University of Turku a person selected for the post of doctoral candidate is required to have a higher university degree and must have an accepted research plan. In addition, when acquiring his or her degree or otherwise, he or she is required to have demonstrated the ability and motivation to undertake postgraduate studies and the capacity to complete a doctoral degree in accordance with the research plan.
A student engaged in postgraduate studies at the same time as undergraduate studies can also be accepted as a doctoral candidate if this is based on the postgraduate study system adopted by the faculty.
Candidates applying for the position should have a master degree in physics or astronomy or a related field by the start of the appointment. The successful candidate will also have to apply for the right to pursue PhD studies at the University of Turku to the Doctoral Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences by the next possible deadline. The doctoral program's application period starts on 1 January 2018 and ends on 23 March 2018.
The starting salary of a PhD student is about 2200€/month. There will be a four-month trial period in the contract.
Applications in English must include as attachments
(1) letter describing research interests and previous experience along with the contact details of two referees,
(2) CV and list of publications, and
(3) transcript of records for both Bachelor and Master studies.
Applications should be submitted electronically by December 17, 2017, via the link in this page.
For more information, please, contact Juri Poutanen (juri.poutanen at utu.fi). For information about the application for the right to pursue PhD studies, please, contact the coordinator of the Doctoral Programme Nina Lehtimäki (nina.lehtimaki at utu.fi).
EURAXESS offer ID: 260927
Posting organisation offer ID: 106799
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